Thursday, July 23, 2009

From A Little Girl to A Living Dolls

About 2 years ago, I decided to make my granddaughter some Disney Princess Dress-Ups. I made her Ariel for Halloween and the rest, for when we went to visit them. Sarah said, "I love Cinalalla!" So that was the first one I made. I really enjoyed sewing the outfits. Last Christmas, I made her matching dresses, for her American Girl doll. So, I guess you could say that my dolls come in all sizes.

This year at Champions for Life Kids Camp, we had a Tea Party with a special guest.... Cinderella, who came and taught the girls how to be a princess. She taught about keeping a castle clean, using their manners by remembering to say "Please", "Thank you", "I'm sorry", and "Please forgive me". Cinderella instructed the girls on how to properly drink from a crystal glass and how to curtsy.
Imagine my excitement when I was able to make Cinderella's dress. I started by getting a picture of Cinderella so I knew just what needed to be done.
Then I purchased the same fabric that I used for Sarah's dress. I used 3 different sewing patterns to get the right look for the dress. I even did the scalloped edge petticoat.

Well, here's the finished results.
What do you think? I think she'll sweep Prince Charming off his feet.


Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

That is just beautiful! You are very skilled. And what a great idea - the tea party and instructions in manners & gracousness!

Kristen said...

I love it! It is such an honor to both know the amazing seamstress of Cinderella's dress and to play the part as well. Thanks for making this a reality to touch so many young girls for the rest of their lives!

Naomi said...

This is so wonderful! If you make me a Belle dress I'll come be Belle for whoever you want me to perform for or minister to!!